Judge sentences St. Louis man to prison for robbing man of drugs and shooting him

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A syringe with ampoules, white powder, a five-dollar bill with bullets and a gun lying on a black glass background. Dangerous bad habits, addiction to drugs and gambling. Crime because of drugs.

ST. LOUIS – On today’s date, U.S. District Judge Henry E. Autrey sentenced Dominick Anderson, 41, of St. Louis, Missouri, to 117 months in prison for robbing a man of methamphetamine and shooting him.  

On July 14, 2021, Anderson pled guilty to robbery and brandishing a firearm during the robbery  that took place on August 25, 2019 in St. Louis City.  The day of the robbery, a woman contacted the victim to buy methamphetamine from him. The woman agreed to pick up the victim and take him to his residence in the 8200 block of Michigan Avenue to complete the purchase. The woman, accompanied by Anderson and another person, drove to the victim’s home. When they arrived, the woman stated she and Anderson did not have enough money to purchase the methamphetamine and would return with money.

The victim showed the methamphetamine to Anderson, at which time Anderson displayed a handgun. Anderson demanded the victim give him the methamphetamine. The victim refused to hand over the methamphetamine and told Anderson to leave the residence. Anderson shot the victim in the abdomen. Anderson then took the methamphetamine from the victim. Anderson and the other person returned to the woman’s vehicle and fled the area. The victim contacted 911 and was taken to a hospital for injuries.

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives investigated the case. Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Szczucinski handled the case. 

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